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Questions tagged [google-docs]

For questions about the web version of Google Documents, the word processor from Google. For questions about the file manager application use tag [google-drive] instead. Do NOT normally apply both to the same question.

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Different Header on Each Page

How do I make... Pages 2-14: Header A + Footnote Pages 15-25: Header B + Footnote Pages 26-30: Header C + Footnote and so on... Trying to write a story and have lots of chapters, wanted to include ...
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How can view details of a Google Docs' document while editing it?

I want to be able to view the Folder (location) and other info (file size, etc.)
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Track Changes, View “Final” in Google Docs?

Google Docs has a feature called "Suggesting" which is similar to Microsoft Word's "Track Changes". In Microsoft Word, once you have made your changes there is an option to view the file with "Final"....
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Highlights connected to comments dissappeared

I have someone reviewing a document for me in Google Docs. All of a sudden her comments are there on the right, but the highlight over the text associated with that comment is gone. In other words, I ...
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How do I set text to 'Normal Text' while keeping style in Google Docs

So in order for my table of content working properly, I want to set some of my texts to Normal Text (which removes them from the table of content) while keeping its styles. Is it possible to achieve ...
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Highlight cell border in Google Docs

I'm trying to create a table in Google Docs. I need a header row at the top and a similar column on the left side. To distinguish these from the rest of the table I am trying to embolden the line ...
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How can I change the Google Docs (Sheets, Slides) user interface design?

I have several Google accounts. I noticed that the user interface of G Suite Apps in my new account is different from the one in my old account. Could you please tell whether I can choose it and how ...
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In a Google Doc, how can I make a refreshable “Table of Contents” in a different doc than it indexes?

When I create the table of contents in a particular doc, I'm able to refresh it after changes are made to that doc. I can even copy and paste this TOC to another doc and the links still work. However, ...
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Triggering Add-ons on Google Docs [closed]

I need to trigger an add-on on Google Docs for a batch of documents (100+) at once. Couldn't really find anything helpful on the triggers documentation on Google Apps Script.
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How to keep a copy of a Google Doc even after the owner deletes it?

I noticed that when the owner deletes a doc permanently, it becomes unavailable to users sharing it. How I ensure that I keep a copy of it even if it's permanently deleted and with latest changes. ...
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Compare two separate files in Google Docs?

I know you can track changes/suggestions in Google Docs using the suggestion tool, but is it possible to have a similar functionality where Google Docs can compare 2 files, similar to the compare tool ...
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How to merge Google documents with PDF files automatically?

I am trying to merge different file sources into one Google doc, in a programmatic way. That means I should use Google scripting. So far I do not have problems inserting text files, images, MS Word or ...
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How do I preserve column widths when pasting a Google Doc table into Gmail?

Say I have the following table in Google Docs: (Yes it's a table, the borders are just set to 0.) If I try to copy it and paste it into Gmail, it gets rid of all the column spacing: (Notice ...
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What is the default font in Google Docs?

I changed my default styles in Google Docs, but would like to know what Google Docs originally "ships" with, without tweaking my default styles. What is the original font and size that comes with ...
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How do I create a “copy only” link in Google Sheets or Docs?

Oftentimes people will create templates in Google Sheets or Google Docs and have the first part of the document say something like this: BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES, go to File > Make a copy... ...
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How to automatically size tables to the entire width of a Google Doc?

When I insert a table into Google Docs (say 2x3), something magical happens: ... whenever I delete any of the three columns (say "c" in this case), the table automatically resizes the columns to span ...
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Is it possible to reverse engineer a Google Doc into Google Apps Script File?

I'm trying to figure out if it is it possible to reverse engineer a Google Doc into Google Apps Script File? I'd like to be able to evaluate a Google Doc (GD#1) by its URL and convert that doc into a ...
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Insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a Google Spreadsheet

I need to insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a cell of a Google Spreadsheet. Is that possible?
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In Google Docs, how do I make every paragraph have its own #heading tag in its URL without using a Style?

I have some documents in which every paragraph has its own #heading URL tag, even if it is Normal Text (no Style applied), and it helps a lot to externally refer to a specific part of the document, ...
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Inserting replaceable text for later?

I don't know how this functionality is called, but I think Word had it for years. Basically, I want to do something like this: {Character1} just got out of his bed when he heard a loud noise outside. ...
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Inserting multiple page breaks (after each table)

I have google docs with many tables. I want every table to start in a new page. Is there a way to insert a page break after each table in the document, all at once? I used to insert them one by one ...
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edit the Custom Colors for Text Colors in Google Docs

In Google Docs, I cannot change a Custom Text Color. If I select Custom Colors for a Text Color, those selected Custom Colors cannot later be edited. Is there any way to unset previously picked ...
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Google Doc - applying headers to single line only - after pasting as plain text

The issue: https://youtu.be/OXS3wTR7YJw Make notes in "Notes" (better for offline) Paste into Google Doc Apply a header Sh!t the whole thing is formatted now Related but not the same: Create ...
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Removing Styles In Google Docs?

I'm working on a corporate document template and had all of my styles in perfect order until I noticed there was an extra style. I used that style to see where it came from and it added another style. ...
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Enormous green disk

When I open a Google Docs document anonymously from my desktop computer (Windows 7 + Firefox esr 52), I always get this enormous green disk at the bottom right: Clicking on it has no effect, except ...
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Does anyone know what the different colors mean after using OCR in Google Docs?

Google Docs when using OCR on an image converts the document to text. However the text are all different colors on a spectrum. Does anyone know why different colors are created for different text? ...
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Create keystroke to a script

In Google "documents" (not Spreadsheets), I've a script to insert Date. How do I create a keystroke to activate the script?
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Changing a Google Doc with links into a PDF

I am making a Google Doc with hyper links for a college course. To turn in the project I must put it into PDF form. Will this work, and if so, how?
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Change Y-axis Series' aggregation function from Sum to Average in Google Sheets' Bar Charts

I need to do something pretty basic - change the (Y-axis) "Series"' aggregation function from Sum to Average in a Google Sheets bar chart. I see how to do so in the official documentation and in the ...
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How to remove a header and footer from a Google Drive document? [duplicate]

Is there a way to remove a header and footer from a Google Drive document?
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Insert Date When Enter is Pressed in Google Docs?

I'm trying to create a document that serves as an Event Log. For that I would like that once the enter is pressed, the date and time are automatically inserted. I am new with App Script. I think I ...
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Is there a way to ban a domain in Google Docs

I used to write blogs for a B2B client in a niche field. Those blogs did really well (#1 SERP for a lot of crucial words in our industry.) Now, I'm writing for a new client in the same sector and ...
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How to stop Google Docs from accidentally switching user accounts

I have been using Google Docs and Google Sheets for years together with the co-director of our company - switching between her account and my account when needed. Within the last couple of months I've ...
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How to rescue my work if Google Docs crashes

Google Docs didn't save some changes and crashed with the message Unable to load file. Try to load it again or send an error report. [Reload] I see the text I wrote in the background, but I can't ...
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How to compare two Google Document versions that are not successive?

How to compare two Google Document versions that are not successive? I know that is possible to compare a version with its immediate previous version. But, I wonder if it’s possible to compare two ...
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MacOS How to do ⌘+\ shortcut?

I'm new to MacOS and need to work on Google Doc, I often use the 'Clear Formatting' KeyBoard Shortcut which is ALT+SPACE on Windows. But ⌘+SPACE doesn't work on Google Doc and an alternative seems to ...
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Auto format specific words

I'd like Google Docs to automatically apply a format, given the specific words and expressions. Example: if I write the word "spell", then the text goes pink and bold, and if I write "outstanding ...
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Can you specify an accout to use with Google's “.new” doc creation URL?

I am usually logged in to multiple Google accounts, and I have been using links like these to create sheets (docs, etc.) in the respective accounts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets**/u/0**/...
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Shortcut for creating Google Docs file in Windows?

As far as I know.. if I'm browsing on my windows file explorer folders, and I want to create new document inside the current folder I'm at (lets say this folder is synced with Google Drive). So the ...
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Everyone in my organization call see *all* of my Google Sheets (spreadsheet) documents. How do I prevent default access from within my organization?

A few minutes ago, I hopped on a co-workers computer who was working with Excel for inventory tracking, trying to get her to use Google Sheets instead. After logging her in, I was (very) surprised to ...
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How can I get rid of the sidebar pullout tab in the new Google Docs?

The tab annoyingly covers up the scrollbar, as seen in this screenshot: How can I disable it completely? I never want to use the sidebar, ever. I have very few extensions. The only relevant one is ...
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Add additional fonts to “My fonts” within Google Docs

I've noticed that you can now add your own fonts to Google Docs. When clicking the More fonts... button, the following dialog box appears: On the right hand side, the My fonts section shows some ...
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Unable to delete blank page after Table

In this google doc that has a blank second page, I can't seem to find a way to delete it (assuming I can't change the table in any way). It doesn't seem to be a newline or a whitespace character. ...
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How do I wrap/unwrap text in a table in Google Docs?

Apologies but this is driving me crazy I just want to unwrap the text in this cell so that it is on one line. How is this done in Google Docs? I don't see the button for it
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Strange sharing warning in Google Docs

When sharing some slides in Google Slides I get a message like This document contains United States - Driver's License Numbers. Are you sure you want to share it with people outside your ...
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How to set a single page's properties? [duplicate]

The goal is to selectively configure a single page of a multi-page document to: landscape (hyperlink to similar, yet a subset of this question) and paper size A3. The hope is that the link is ...
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How to manually add a point to document outline in Google Documents?

Google Docs has not automatically added put all my headings into the document outline (this may be because the heading that is not included is right after the title). Is there a way to manually add a ...
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How to extract a link URL from one word within a paragraph element in Google Docs with Google Apps Script

I'm trying to pull the URL of a hyperlinked word from within a paragraph element in a Google Document using Google Apps Script. Below are two GAS functions. The 1st doesn't work. The hyperlink is only ...
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Adding a Generated QR Code from Google Sheet to an Avery “Mail merge” template in Google Docs

Using the Avery Google Docs Add-on I am attempting to make some labels with QR codes on them. You will need to open Google Docs then install the add-on in docs. you will also need a spreadsheet ...
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Linked spreadsheet data to document

I have created a Google document that links to tables in a Google spreadsheet. Now I want to copy both the spreadsheet and the document. However, the link remains to the original spreadsheet. Where ...